Onion's Twitter Posts Draw Scrutiny, by Jennifer Preston, NY TimesQuicklink submitted by martin weiss Permalink
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|Starting at 10:33 a.m., The Onion's Twitter account began spewing the fake messages that began with this post: 'BREAKING: Witnesses reporting screams and gunfire heard inside Capitol building.' Ten minutes later, the Twitter account posted: 'BREAKING: Capitol building being evacuated. 12 children held hostage by group of armed congressmen. #CongressHostage.'|
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